Provincial Judges and Masters in Chambers Registered and Unregistered Pension Plans
The Provincial Judges and Masters in Chambers Registered Pension Plan (Judges Registered Pension Plan) and the Provincial Judges and Masters in Chambers Unregistered Pension Plan (Judges Unregistered Pension Plan) are, in combination, referred to as the "Judges Pension Plan" or "the Plan".
The Judges Pension Plan was established in 2001 with provisions retroactive to April 1, 1998. The Plan incorporates the pension recommendations of the 1998, 2000, 2006, 2009, and 2013 Judicial Compensation Commissions.
The registered part of the Plan provides benefits up to the maximum allowed for registered pension plans under federal Income Tax Act. The unregistered part of the Plan provides benefits in excess of that limit.
The Judges Pension Plan replaced the Provincial Judges and Masters in Chambers Pension Plan which was established September 1, 1988. Prior to that date, judges and masters in chambers were contributing members of the Public Service Management Pension Plan.
The Judges Pension Plan Committee is committed to transparency, good governance and fiscal responsibility. As part of that commitment, the Committee will post travel, meal and hospitality expenses. These disclosures will be posted quarterly, 30 days after the end of each quarter (April 30, July 30, October 30, and January 30). Expenses will remain posted for one year.
Supporting receipts including taxes are included where applicable. Receipts are not required when an allowance is used (such as per diems and meal allowances), or for mileage and metered parking.
Note: Only expenses claimed by Committee members during the period reported are posted.
- Q4 2017 - There were no expenses for this quarter.
- Q3 2017 - There were no expenses for this quarter.
- Q2 2017 Judges Committee Expenses
- Q1 2017 - There were no expenses for this quarter.
- Pensioner Information Sheet - Provides important information on a number of topics.
- Designation of Beneficiary Form
- Direct Deposit Form
- 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
- Pensioners who terminated before April 1, 2009 will receive COLA at a rate of 0.78 per cent. For more information, see the COLA calculation explanation.
- Pensioners who terminated after March 31, 2009 will receive COLA at a rate of 1.30 per cent. For more information, see the COLA calculation explanation.
2018 Pension Payment Dates
Your pension is payable on the second-last banking day of the month, except in December.
The following are the 2018 payment dates for pensioners:
Tax slips are issued for each calendar year and will be mailed by the end of February for the previous year.
If you do not receive your pension payment, contact APS.
Contacting Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS)
For pension recipient inquiries such as death notifications, or direct deposit and information changes, contact our Member Services Centre: